When did I first met Hilary Grossman? It seems we’ve known each other for years. We’re virtual friends; part of SheWrite.com and BlogHer.com and we exchange Tweets. This month I learned more about her by reading her “Chick Lit that happens to be true” book, Dangled Carat. Over the weekend, I got a chance to meet Hilary face-to-face. Well, sort of: we FaceTimed on Saturday morning, she in her beach-house in Long Island, me in my frosty office north of Chicago.
Dangled Carat is an Indie book about the love of Hilary’s life, Marc: How they met, fell in love, and well, how the Carat dangled for both of them.
Hilary always wanted to write, but it was a small BlogHer conference about turning a blog to a book that energized her and set her plan in motion. She hired the author of Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline, to edit her book. Hilary also hired an artist to take her vision of the book cover from concept to reality. These are both tips Guy Kawasaki gives